Well this is the headline in the paper the day after their wedding!!
I have been asked to make a cake for a 50th wedding anniversary.
Apparantly the groom was a firefighter and as you might have guessed there was a fire call. I dont have all the details yet but can you imagine? something about tux and fire boots
ANYWAY, to the cake... I was talking to the daughter of this couple and we came up with a log pile. like 2 logs on the bottom and one on top (pyramid type stack) , maybe flames coming up or something. Drilling a few small holes around the ares where the cake will sit on the board and set it on a tub of dry ice for the smoke effect. ????
SOOOOO on logs jelly rolls or something like that but the stacking part I am not sure what would be best? just lay the two lower logs together and then dowel and cardboard support the top log?
I just think because of the situation when they got married this would be SO fun.
I will take suggestions and any diagrams or drawings any one might like to include (cough cough, Doug cough cough)
Also looking for a great Jelly roll recipe (made from a mix)
ok thats cool. but I think her vision might be more like a log deck....
but that is cool.
Next thought would be HOW do you make cake logs look real?
I havent made anything with wood except thepirate ship. so not sure really
I would say you're definitely going to want to use fondant on them, if for no other reason for stability, but it also let's you get so many more textures!
ok so fondant it si. What about stacking them. Wierd but how do you support a triangle?? I am sure I can get it.
no one else have any input?
OHHHHHH!!!!! Ok. You will make sheet cakes, 3 of them, cut them in half lengthwise, stack them on a firm cardboard, carve them into the log shape, (so now you have 3 "logs"), and then do with them what you will!
Doug, where are you with the diagrams????
I have LOOK EVERYWHERE. I cant find any fondant covered log cakes. why?? is it just easier in BC or what. Curioud... I am trying to figure out how to support the top log would I just do it like a normal cake with a board under the top cake? there is just not a lot of room so I was wondering if anyone had thought of anything? and what do you guys think about gumpaste airbrushed flames... then a few holes around the cake board about 1 inch away from the cake..Then putting the board over a bucket of dry ice for the smoke??? let me know if you all have a different idea.
I've seen tree trunks with fondant. In fact I did one. Same concept, only laying down. I would agree, fondant will be the best way to make them look real.
You can actually buy a wood grain texture sheet. I just bought one myself for a cake that will have branches on it. But I would do something like a pound cake for more stability, you can use some kind of pvc piping in the middle if need be and disguise it with the "fire" and have other pipes connecting to the main pipe.
so now how to support the top log? no PVC please